Marinelli eyeing Boca return
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Former Middlesbrough striker Carlos Marinelli could be set for a return to old club Boca Juniors by signing a six-month deal.
The Argentine striker, who joined the Teesside outfit from Boca in 1999, was released from his Boro contract by mutual consent last month after failing to make an impact with the North East side.
The 21-year-old has since returned to his native Argentina and might be set to help the Buenos Aires giants defend their domestic and Copa Libertadores titles next year.
It will also give the young hit-man a second chance at making his senior debut in the Argentine championship, having failed to do so before his move to England in 1999.
Marinelli is hopeful he can play at La Bombonera again and help them with their quest for more glory in Argentine and South American football.
"I can't say anything about any negotiations yet but if I have the chance to play for Boca, it will be a dream come true because when I left I hadn't had the chance to make my debut in the (Argentine) First Division," said Marinelli.
"It would be my pleasure to have the chance to play for the Copa Libertadores and Intercontinental Cup winners.
"In addition, I know some players of the actual team members like the strikers Roberto Colautti and Carlos Tevez from when we started to play football in the young divisions of Argentinos Juniors."